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Fundraising and Communications Manager

Reporting to the CEO, the Fundraising & Communications Manager will be part of the organisation’s senior management team and will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to achieve Epilepsy Ireland’s mission and the objectives outlined in their Strategic Plan.

Working alongside the CEO and the Board’s Business Development & Sustainability sub-committee, the Fundraising and Communications Manager will develop and deliver a new multi-year income generation strategy to enable the organisation to achieve its strategic and operational goals. They will manage and further develop the organisation’s existing fundraising channels including events, campaigns, community fundraising, relationships with supporters, corporate partnerships and third-party fundraising. They will also expand the organisation’s fundraising activities in new directions, ensuring a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio.

Epilepsy Ireland is seeking someone with a strong knowledge of the non-profit sector and the ability to demonstrate a proven track record in fundraising or business development. The postholder will have exceptional experience in the management of external stakeholders, and a proven ability to work on their own initiative, while leading and managing the team. The Fundraising and Communications Manager will be a results-focused self-starter with the ability to manage multiple demands, prioritise and work under pressure. They will have strong experience in fundraising, will be solution-focused, and have excellent verbal, written and digital communication skills. Additionally, the post-holder will be passionate about the purpose of Epilepsy Ireland.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, energy and qualifications to carry out this role in a fast-paced, creative and demanding environment, please contact Hannah O’Hare, Recruitment Team at 2into3, for a copy of the Candidate Briefing Document which outlines the requirements of the role. Hannah can be reached at hannah.ohare@2into3.com or (086) 775 9352. All enquiries regarding this role will be held in the strictest confidence. 

The closing date for applications is Friday, 06 November. You can download the role brief at the bottom of this page.

Epilepsy Ireland

Epilepsy Ireland was established in 1966 and is the national organisation working for people with epilepsy and their families. Their vision is to achieve a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition that affects 40,000 people in Ireland today.

Their work encompasses:

  • Support, education and training services for people with epilepsy and their families, delivered from their head office in Dublin and 10 regional offices.
  • Education and training for healthcare professionals.
  • Raising awareness and improving public understanding of epilepsy.
  • Advocating on behalf of people with epilepsy.
  • Funding and supporting epilepsy research.

Epilepsy Ireland is seeking to recruit an experienced Fundraising & Communications Manager with a proven track record in a similar role. This role requires a strategic thinker with natural networking and communication skills, a strong commercial acumen and the ability to build successful lasting relationships. He/she will be self-driven, creative, passionate about their work and comfortable working under pressure and to deadlines.

The postholder will expand the organisation’s fundraising activities in new directions, ensuring a sustainable, successful and diverse fundraising portfolio. They will also be responsible for the organisation’s wider communications activities and campaigns.

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